As of Monday, July 17, 2017, there are 162 wildfires burning across B.C. spanning greater than 131,000 hectares. Currently, there are 20-First Nations communities affected and 40,000 people displaced, with the possibility of an additional 27,000 people being told to leave their homes at a moment’s notice.
The fire at Harrison Lake is now 188-hectares and 20% contained.
Evacuation Centres are set-up, or are in the process of being set-up, in Prince George, Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, Chilliwack, Surrey and Salmon Arm. T’kemlups te Secwepemc (Kamloops) have also opened their powwow grounds for evacuees, providing showers, RV spaces and food. They may also have room for livestock, as well as resources such as water and hay. For information call Ron at 250-819-8012. Approximately 500-600 people are on site and are receiving 3 meals a day. First Aid and mental health services are available.There is a need for greater Emergency Services Society support.
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